What is Noninvasive prenatal testing?
Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a revolutionary advance in prenatal screening which can detect genetic material (DNA) from the placenta in a blood test from the mother. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a blood test can tell you with remarkable accuracy whether your baby is at risk of developing chromosomal abnormalities like Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome or Patau syndrome, as well as abnormalities with the X and Y sex chromosomes.
What does Non-invasive prenatal – NIPT screen for?
Non-invasive prenatal test – NIPT screens for Down syndrome (trisomy 21-duplicates of chromosome 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18 -duplicates of chromosome 18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13 -duplicates of chromosome 13). They cause moderate to profound intellectual disability and are associated with major congenital malformations.
- Down Syndrome
- Patau Syndrome
- Edwards Syndrome
What is different about Noninvasive prenatal test?
The screening for the chromosome abnormalities during pregnancy is called “first-trimester screening” (FTS). FTS and Non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) are very different types of tests, both in what they test and the accuracy of their results. However, together they offer you very important information about your developing baby.
First-trimester screening combines the results of biochemical blood tests with the structural findings measured under ultrasound to predict the chance that your baby has a chromosomal or other structural abnormality.
Noninvasive prenatal (NIPT) testing is a genetic test that analyses your baby’s DNA fragments that are circulating in your bloodstream to detect the three most common chromosomal abnormalities. By directly analyzing your baby’s DNA, NIPT results have been shown to be more accurate and have fewer false results than First-trimester screening in identifying Down syndrome cases.
How accurate is NIPT?
Non Invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is more accurate than traditional first-trimester screening and much less likely to give a false-positive result. That means there will be much less chance your doctor would recommend follow-up testing, such as amniocentesis.
Who can go for Non Invasive prenatal testing-NIPT?
This screening test may be an option to consider if:
- A woman is 35 years or older at the time of delivery
- If you have an abnormal or “positive” serum screen
- If an ultrasound shows concerns or abnormalities with fetal growth and/or development
- If You have a personal or family history suggestive of a chromosome disorder (eg. Down syndrome)
Where can I get Non- invasive prenatal test NIPT DNA test done in India
DNA Labs India is a leading molecular diagnostic company dedicated to making a difference in patient’s lives through the discovery and commercialization of transformative tests to assess a person’s risk of developing disease, guide treatment decisions and assess the risk of disease progression and recurrence.
How can I book NIPT DNA Tests in India?
Visit website www.dnalabsindia.com, for any DNA test. We can help you get your DNA test done. We have services in over 180 cities in India. Call us on below mention no.s or visit our sample collection center nearby your location.
It is very easy to order an NIPT DNA Test. It is safe, secure, confidential and best of all, an easy process. Avoid the hassle of one day off from your work, Traffic, Pollution. Our Highly Qualified sample collector will Visit your Home for Sample Collection as per your Convenient Time slot booked by you.
To know more about the test or to schedule a test you contact us on following no. for major metropolitan cities